Stephen Curry on Klay Thompson’s Return Game: “I Got Goosebumps on the Outside of the Court Just Watching”

Published 01/10/2022, 6:30 AM EST
Jan 9, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) celebrates his 1800th career three-point basket during the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports


Klay Thompson marked his return with an impressive performance in a hard-fought victory for the Warriors. Stephen Curry and the rest of the team were ecstatic to see Klay back on the court. The Chase Center erupted with applause every time Klay so much as entered the court. Moreover, their reactions when he scored points with sparks of his old true self, indeed gave the DubNation goosebumps.

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The Splash Brothers are back and every NBA fan was looking forward to this day. Therefore, it’s natural that among all the players, Curry was arguably the most excited to see Klay back by his side.

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Stephen Curry reacts to Klay Thompson’s Performance vs Cavaliers

While talking to the media after the game, Curry said, “That moment delivered, that moment delivered for sure. I got goosebumps on the outside of the court just watching. Big smiles and all that.”

Jan 9, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) gets a congratulatory handshake from teammate Stephen Curry (30) after making a basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

While we set the spotlights on Klay Thompson for today’s game, Stephen Curry certainly stunned the crowd in the first quarter. He started out 4/4 from beyond the arc in the first quarter. Therefore, it almost seemed like Curry was going to steal Klay’s ‘welcome back’ game.

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Nevertheless, Curry had a good display throughout the game and ended with 28 points. He went cold after his hot start and finished 4 of 11 from the 3 point line. Whereas, Klay certainly kept the spotlight with his poster dunks and incredible shooting.

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What does this mean for the Golden State Warriors?

While the Warriors were overall not shooting well from beyond the arc, their defense was certainly matching the expectations of a title-contending side. Klay certainly brought up the spirits of the entire team. Once he is back to his 100% self, won’t be long before he averages a steady 18-20 points per game.

Jan 9, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) celebrates his 1800th career three-point basket during the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Once Draymond Green is also fully healthy do you think the Warriors will truly become a title contender? Let us know what you think about it.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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